Homemade Lemon Mug Cake

How to Make the Best Homemade Lemon Mug Cake

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2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 egg

grated zest of ¼ lemon

2 tbsp granulated sugar

¼ cup ground almonds or almond flour

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

¼ tsp baking powder

whipped cream, to serve (optional)

lemon curd, to serve (optional)


  1. In a 12 oz microwave-safe mug place the butter,  egg, sugar and lemon zest and whisk to combine.
  2. Add the ground almonds, flour and baking powder and whisk until smooth.
  3. Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds or until just firm to touch and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Serve with whipped cream and lemon curd (if using).

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